Throwback Thursday - 3/6/14 (“High School Musical 3: Senior Year – Right Here! Right Now!”)

My nephews have really be into Teen Beach Movie and Camp Rock these days. They love to watch these Disney Channel movies over and over again. So, I thought I'd use the Wayback Machine this week to go back to the days when Disney California Adventure (or, as it was known at the time DISNEY'S California Adventure) had a daily show devoted to High School Musical 3.  The show “High School Musical 3: Senior Year – Right Here! Right Now!” ran for 3 (YES!  THREE!) years at Disney California Adventure (technically FOUR years as it started off as a show to coincide with the release of High School Musical 2 and was subsequently updated for High School Musical 3).

Admittedly, the show was a little bit of a guilty pleasure for me.  I would actually watch it once in awhile and enjoyed it for what it was.  What I liked about it the most was that it captured the spirit of the source material in a sincere way and that it was a portable show that didn't obstruct.

But, more than anything, I like looking at these pictures of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year – Right Here! Right Now!”  Why?  Because it shows how much Disney California Adventure has changed over the years.  The show was performed in what was once known as "Sunshine Plaza" and is now Buena Vista Street.  In the pictures below, you can see the old Hollywood Pictures Backlot entrance, the Sun Icon that used to sit in the middle of Sunshine Plaza and the old California Zephyr facade that housed Baker's Field Bakery and Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream.  In the last photo, you can even see a part of the old Golden Gate Bridge.

Believe me when I say that we traded up 100% for Buena Vista Street, but, admittedly, I have to say that I do wax nostalgic when I see old pictures of Sunshine Plaza.



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